Barshu

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    Britta Jaschinski / Time Out

    Barshu
  • Barshu

    Britta Jaschinski / Time Out

    Barshu
  • Barshu

    Britta Jaschinski / Time Out

    Barshu
  • Barshu

    Britta Jaschinski / Time Out

    Barshu

Barshu

Britta Jaschinski / Time Out

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  • Address:

    Barshu 28 Frith Street
    London
    W1D 5LF

  • Venue phone:

    020 7287 6688

  • Venue website:

    www.barshurestaurant.co.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-11.30pm Fri, Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £9.90-£30.90. Minimum charge £12 per head

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T W
1 of 1 found helpful

Wow... people in this town really don't know what they are talking about. One of very few real Chinese places in London. You don't come here for the service, you come here for the food. You might not like real Szechuan food, that's fine. But don't give the restaurant a bad review, just because it's outside of your usual flavour palate. If you like food in China or places like the San Gabriel Valley, you will love this joint. Just for the sake of objectivity, it is really pricey though. 

TH
1 of 1 found helpful

Wow... the review below demonstrates why London is lacking for good Sichuanese, or Vietnamese, or Thai, or Mexican, or most other cuisines that feature the heat and acidity of chilies. Who goes to a Sichuanese restaurant, orders a dish with "chilies" in the name, and complains about receiving "a bowlful of fire"? Perhaps some people should stick to bland Cantonese food a short distance to the south...

Lawrence
1 of 1 found helpful

Outstanding, exquisite dining in downtown Chinatown, close your eyes order the food and experience the finest Szechuan dining is Soho laced with chillis no kidding this place rocks the twice cooked pork exceptional

Alexia H

Very impolite pushy staff. If you don't book a table in advance, you'll be told to "enjoy your meal in 1.5 hrs"!!! I'm not sure if I can enjoy anything if I have to do time keeping and bear the annoying staff looking so forward for me to finish and get out. While exiting the restaurant the waitress closed the door before I fully exited the door which made me really angry!!!

The food is average and at least 1/3 overpriced for such quality. I am definitely not going back there as £72 is not the money for such kind of service.

Murray

Very rude service... they really are very grumpy in there. The food is pretty good though (if you like scorchingly hot fare) although the plates tend to be short on the main ingredient and covered in red chillies to mask this fact, so it's not exactly a cheap dining experience.

unhappy

We tried to eat dinner here on a Sunday night. It looked nearly full, but they found us a table. We looked at the menu and ordered - one of us is a vegetarian and allergic to nuts, though not peanuts. As we were hungry, but not starving, we elected to order three dishes, two starters and one main, thinking that if we wanted more, we would order it. When we placed our order, the waitress seemed positively pissed off. She then told us there was a minumum order of 12.50 per person. so we tried to order another dish. But there weren't enough vegetarian dishes on the menu to do so. Then we mentioned the nut allergy. She basically told us that given the allergy, we couldn't eat there - it is a mild allergy. So we left. I will certainly never return. Here is a synopsis of the reasons: 1. the staff were rude 2. they demanded we order significantly more food that we wanted 3. the prices, for anything other than basic tofu or a starter, were extoritionate - at more than £20 for a fish dish. \ 4. There are several better, more accomodating and better value Chinese restaurants within 2 minutes walk. As I said, I will never return. Go, only if you like being ripped off and insulted.

China Bob

There was so much salt in the food that my mouth was sore by the end of the meal. Also, the waiter did the old trick of not adding up the bill incorrectly... £91 for two people!?

BigPB

The food is good but if you don't like spicy food this is not the place for you. I would definitely recommend the aubergine dish, one of the best Chinese dishes I've had. The service was efficient but unfriendly and unless you ask you won't receive an itemised bill which I did to find out that service charge had already been added. It's quite pricey we ended up paying £72 for two with one bottle of beer and bottle of mineral water, still it's just about worth it.

Al
0 of 1 found helpful

Awful restaurant- i have never eaten food as spicy as that- do not buy the chicken with chillies- it is £20 for a bowlful of fire. I had 'ants climbing a tree' - supposedly noodles with pork. However, i got three grains of minced pork and a load of gelatinous noodles for £9.50. If you want a Chinese meal, DON'T go here, go to Chinatown(which is a 5 minutes' walk away.

Feelrippedoff
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Very very overpriced - very very average - avoid. Even more disappointed now that I've discovered they include a service charge but present you with a non itemised bill ( We left a tip).